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474.25 – Galactic Starcruiser, Google AI, I Saw The TV Glow

This week, Katey returns from The Ankler’s Los Angeles to re-focus Patches and Da7e in the War Room while David keeps Cannes-ing. She only has mild success as the podcast transforms a “what we’re watching” segment into one about Disney’s “Star Wars Hotel” and the 4-hour takedown video about it. Then, Patches guides us through […]


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A Fighting In The War Room Show (Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes)

This week, Patches and Da7e have been left alone again, so they invite returning guest Jordan Hoffman back onto the show for a free-form discussion about recasting Gilligan’s Island, Starcrash and torrent ethics, Unfrosted again, cereals (and hot cereals), Blue Angels and Deep Sky in IMAX, solar flares and go bags, Kingdom of the Planet […]


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474 – Unfrosted, Under the Bridge, The Fall Guy

This week, all four hosts are together (pre-Cannes) to fight in the war room. First, Patches and David dig into opposing views of Jerry Seinfeld’s Unfrosted on Netflix. Then, Katey recommends Hulu’s Under the Bridge series before Da7e joins in on the conversation so everyone can discuss The Fall Guy and why the box office […]


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473 – Fallout on TV, Phantom Menace is back!, Challengers

This week, Katey and David are both attempting to watch Amazon Studios Fallout adaptation and Matt Patches, who has seen the whole thing, tries to manage their expectations. Then, Da7e is going back to the theaters to watch Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace this weekend and suggests some reasons why. Finally, everyone saw […]


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472 – Netflix’s Blockbuster Problem, Bluey’s “Surprise,” Shogun

This week, in a slightly later podcast than usual, the whole gang gets together in the War Room. First, Patches and David both saw Rebel Moon: The Scargiver (that’s part two of Rebel Moon) and neither liked it very much, which has us all debating what Netflix’s blockbuster movie strategy is. Then, Bluey had a […]


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471 – Bluey, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Civil War

This week, everyone jumps in to check in on Bluey (streaming on Disney Plus) in honor of the series longest episode to date “The Sign,” which functions as a possible finale (but likely isn’t). Then, David reports back from director Guy Richie’s very busy period with some thoughts on The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare before […]


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470 – Ripley, Eclipse 2024, Girls State

This week, the whole crew is back together to catch up on some e-mails (opinions expressed by Da7e in the e-mail response section do not represent the opinions of other Fighting In The War Room hosts or anyone previously associated with the podcast or who may appear on the podcast in the future) then dive […]


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469 – Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire, Katey’s Vanity Fair Exit, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

This week, David has to sit a week out of the War Room, but it’s just because of visiting in-laws – he is safe and fine! Katey, Patches, and Da7e convene so Patches and Da7e can talk about the not-good, but also not-bad Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire, then Katey updates everyone on her […]


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468 – Da7e’s Semicolon Story, Summer Movie Preview, Road House

This week on a slightly longer than usual episode, Da7e is back to catch up on your e-mails and explain to everyone exactly what happened last week that landed him in the hospital (and how he’s going to be missing movies in theaters for the time being because of an open wound). Then, Patches gets […]


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467 – 3 Body Problem, Girls5Eva, What We Talk About When We Talk About Movies Being Back

This week, Da7e’s body has revolted against itself, so Katey, Patches and David rally in the War Room. All three hosts are intrigued by 3 Body Problem on Netflix, even though Patches is probably the most into it. Then, although it started on Peacock, Girls5Eva has also moved to Netflix for its third season! Finally, […]


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466 – Kung Fu Panda 4, X-Men ’97 Preview, The Academy Awards

This week, all four hosts get together to talk about last weekend’s Oscars ceremony, but first! – Katey and Da7e talk about Kung Fu Panda 4 (now in theaters) and its place in the Kung Fu Panda franchise. Patches psyches up the other hosts for the impending debut of X-Men ’97 on Disney Plus. And, […]


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465 – Kids These Days, Kids Talk About Breath of the Wild, Dune: Part 2

This week, we all learn about Patches’ recent directing project: a segment of a school play for Kindergarten thru fifth graders and discover that kids these days really know how to use their laptops. Then, because no one sent in reviews (or by popular demand, you chose), Katey’s two kids tell us about some Divine […]


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464 – Curb Your Enthusiasm, SAG Awards on Netflix, Cruel Intentions

This week, Patches and David catch us up with the latest and PROBABLY last season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Katey speculates about how The SAG Awards on Netflix could inform future award shows on non-linear TV platforms, and the whole group dives into 1999’s Cruel Intentions and tries to remember if they were ever as […]


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463 – This is Me…Now: A Love Story, True Detective Night Country, Madame Web

This week, everyone is back on the podcast. Patches, Katey, and David talk the puzzling Jennifer Lopez project This is Me…Now: A Love Story, Da7e and David are mixed positive on True Detective Night Country (there is one SPOILER question about the finale signaled by your trusty SPOILER GONG), and all four hosts went to […]


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462 – Lisa Frankenstein, Super Bowl Trailers, One Day

This week, it’s Matt Patches who has to sit an episode out (apparently because of snow and children), bt Katey, Da7e, and David convene in the War Room to talk about Lisa Frankenstein (currently in theaters), the big trailers that debuted during the Super Bowl (including Twisters!). Then, the three dig into the Netflix series […]


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461 – The Greatest Night in Pop, Disney x Epic, Orion and the Dark

This week, with David out sick, Patches, Katey and Da7e get together to discuss two movies you can currently stream on Netflix: The Greatest Night in Pop about the making of “We Are The World” and Orion and the Dark, a Charlie Kaufman-written children’s movie. One is a straightforward documentary about one night in the […]


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460 – Sundance 2024, Dark Universe Lives!, Society of the Snow

This week, we all watched JA Bayona’s Society of the Snow on Netflix, but also have a bunch of fun movie related stuff to talk about. In our first segment, David and Katey break down some of their favorites from this years Sundance Film Festival, which they both attended remotely. Then, it finally happened, Universal […]


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459 – Traitors, Oscar Nominations, All of Us Strangers

This week, everyone finally caught up with All of Us Strangers, a movie that might be in a theater near you right now! But first, David has lured Katey, Patches, and Da7e into the world of the reality TV competition Traitors and all the hosts give some cheers and jeers to the Academy Awards nominations. […]


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458 – Critic’s Choice Awards, Echo, The Zone of Interest

This week, January scheduling is already upon us as David has to sit this one out for film festival duties and Katey has just returned from an L.A. Trip. Katey, Da7e, and Patches jump into the War Room to hear about Katey’s trip and talk about The Zone of Interest (and feeling bad). In the […]


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Top Tens 2023

The Best Movies of 2023 The year of 2023 had some big surprises at the cinema, and because of that your hosts might have liked the same movies, but there are many one-list outliers this year (and not just from David). You know the format – Katey, David, Patches and Da7e take their time describing […]